ARCHIVES

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PERFORMANCE ARCHIVE

2018

  • USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

2017

  • Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • Ballet BC
  • Blue 13
  • Entity Contemporary Dance
  • Kybele Dance Theater
  • Marcela Aquayo
  • USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

2016

  • Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion
  • BODYTRAFFIC
  • BalletX
  • Kybele Dance Theater
  • L.A. Contemporary Dance Company

2015

  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet
  • Malpaso Dance Company
  • Entity Contemporary Dance Company
  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Jacob Jonas The Company

2014

  • Ballet Memphis
  • BODYTRAFFIC
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Desmond Richardson, Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Lorena Feijoo, San Francisco Ballet
  • Vitor Luiz, San Francisco Ballet
  • Misty Copeland, American Ballet Theatre
  • Gonzalo Garcia, New York City Ballet
  • Ekphrasis collaboration

2013

  • Parsons Dance
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

2012

  • Alonzo King LINES Ballet
  • Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Backhausdance
  • River North Dance Chicago
  • BalletX
  • Joaquin De Luz & Tiler Peck, NYCB
  • Colorado Ballet
  • Smuin Ballet

2011

  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet

2010

  • CorbinDances
  • Entity Contemporary Dance
  • Layla & the Lotus Dancers
  • Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles
  • The PGK Project
  • APA Repertory Ensemble
  • DTM2 Improvisational Ensemble
  • UCI Etude Ensemble

2009

  • Ballet X
  • Ballet West
  • Breed
  • Tina LeBlanc, San Francisco Ballet
  • Joaquin De Luz, New York City Ballet
  • Sacramento Ballet
  • Backhausdance
  • UCI Etude Ensemble

2008

  • Breed
  • BODYTRAFFIC
  • OC Swing Dance Team
  • American Ballet Theatre II
  • Trey McIntyre Project
  • Parsons Dance
  • Los Angeles Ballet
  • Les Ballet Grandiva

2007

  • Sascha Radetsky & Stella Abrera, American Ballet Theatre
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • The Groovaloos
  • CorbinDances
  • Backhausdance

2006

  • Parsons Dance Company
  • Desmond Richardson, Artistic Director – Complexions
  • Elizabeth Parkinson, former Joffrey ballerina and “Movin’ Out” star
  • Tina LeBlanc, San Francisco Ballet
  • Lorena Feijoo, San Francisco Ballet
  • Joan Boada, San Francisco Ballet
  • Gonzalo Garcia, San Francisco Ballet

2005

  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Desmond Richardson, Artistic Director – Complexions
  • Meg Paul, former Joffrey ballerina and “Movin’ Out” star
  • Tyler Ingram, New York City Opera
  • Joaquin De Luz, New York City Ballet
  • Miranda Weese, New York City Ballet
EVENT ARCHIVE
  • “West Coast Story” – [seven-degrees], Laguna Beach (May 18, 2018)
  • Backstage with Paul Taylor, on stage dance rehearsal
  •  Dancemaker, film about Paul Taylor and his company
  • “Create the Dream” – [seven-degrees], Laguna Beach (June 2, 2017)
  • “Magic in Motion” – [seven-degress], Laguna Beach (May 6, 2016)
  • “Bailamos¡” – [seven-dgress], Laguna Beach (May 28, 2015)
  • “Wine + Design: An Evening Benifiting Laguna Dance Festival at Vertigo Home (April 2015)
  • “Friends, Fashion & Philanthropy Benefiting Laguna Dance Festival at ARIS on the Coast (March 2015)
  • First Thursdays Art Walk – Select Galleries in Laguna Beach (September 2014)
  • “Carnival” – [seven-dgress], Laguna Beach (June 2014)
  • “Visual Immersion” – [seven-dgress], Laguna Beach (June 2013)
  • “Dance at the Surf” – Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach
  • “Take the Edge Off” – Pacific Edge Hotel, Laguna Beach
  • “Pas de Deux” – Nancy and Mike Meyer, Laguna Beach
  • Lululemon Athletica, Newport Beach
  • British American Business Council, Laguna Beach
  • Surf & Sand Resort, Laguna Beach
  • Inn at Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach
  • Casa Laguna, Laguna Beach
  • Chat Noir, Costa Mesa
  • Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach
  • Dawson Cole Art Gallery, Laguna Beach
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EDUCATION ARCHIVE

2018

  • Master Class with Desmond Richardson, Founder/Artistic Director Complexions Contemporary Ballet (February 18, 2018)
  • Master Class with Hope Boykin, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre (April 17, 2018)
  • Master Class with Clifford Williams, principal artist at Complexions Contemporary Ballet (May 19, 2018)

2017

  • Master Class with BalletBC
  • Choreograph Your Career 1/2 Workshop with Jodie Gates, Andrew Winghart & Spenser Theberge
  • Master Class with Patrick Corbin [former Paul Taylor Dance Company]
  • Master Class with Saleemah E. Knight & Jodie Gates, both from USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

2016

  • Master Class with Jodie Gates, LDF Artistic Director & Vice Dean, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
  • Master Class with Kyle Abraham from Abraham.In.Motion
  • Master Class with Lillian Barbieto of BODYTRAFFIC
  • Master Class with Tara Keating of BalletX
  • Master Class with Hope Boykin
  • Master Class with Patrick Corbin
  • Master Class with Thomas McManus
  • Master Class with Victor Quijada, RUBBERBAND Dance Group

2015

  • Master Class with Jodie Gates, LDF Artistic Director & Vice Dean, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
  • Master Class with Tiler Peck, Principal Dancer New York City Ballet
  • Master Class with Alonzo King of Alonzo King LINES Ballet
  • Master Class with Malpaso Dance Company
  • Master Class with BODYTRAFFIC
  • Master Class with Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
  • Master Class with Saleemah Knight, USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

2014

  • Pre-show talk with Desmond Richardson and dancers with Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Pre-show talk with Lillian Barbeito and Tina Finkelman Berkett, Co-Directors of BODYTRAFFIC
  • Pre-show talk with Tamara Hoffman, Senior Ballet Mistress of Ballet Memphis
  • Master Class with Desmond Richardson, Co-Founder of Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Master Class with Gonzalo Garcia, Principal Dancer with New York City Ballet
  • Master Class with Saleemah Knight
  • Master Class with Brian Hirano & Aris Paracuelles of Quest Crew
  • Hip Hop and Broadway Jazz Intensive with Lisa Jay & Darrien Henning
  • Master Class with Hope Boykin of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

2013

  • Master class with Elena D’Amario of Parsons Dance
  • Pre-show talk with Elizabeth Koeppen, Associate Artistic Director
  • Pre-show talk with Tom Mossbrucker, Artistic Director & Jean-Philippe Malaty, Executive Director Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
  • Master class with Jean-Philippe Malaty, Executive Director Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

2012

  • University of California, Irvine, Alonzo King LINES Ballet & Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Residency
  • Master class with Glenn Edgerton, Artistic Director of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
  • Pre-show talk with Jenny Backhaus, Artistic Director of Backhausdance and Jodie Gates
  • Pre-show talk with Alonzo King, Glenn Edgerton and Jodie Gates
  • River North Dance Chicago master class with Hanna Brictson
  • Ballet X master class with Tera Keating
  • Joaquin DeLuz master class, principal dancer with New York City Ballet
  • Michael Trusnovec master class, principal dancer with Paul Taylor Dance Company
  • Pre-show talk with River North Dance Chicago
  • Pre-show talk with BalletX Artistic Directors, Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan

2011

  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Master classes taught by Complexions Contemporary Ballet company members
  • University of California, Irvine, Complexions Residency
  • Pre-show talk with Artistic Director of Complexions, Dwight Rhoden

2010

  • Patrick Corbin Master class
  • Jodie Gates Choreography Workshop
  • Free Interactive Belly-Dance class on Main Beach
  • Dancing Hands Children’s Workshop

2009

  • Breed hip-hop Master class
  • Tina LeBlanc ballet Master class
  • Free Interactive Swing Dance class on Main Beach
  • Dancing Hands Children’s Workshop

2008

  • Trey McIntyre Ballet & Repertory Master class
  • Parson’s Dance Modern & Repertory Master class
  • Pre-show talks with Artistic directors form ABT II and Hubbard Street 2, Trey McIntyre, ballerina Tina LeBlanc and dancer Miguel Quiniones
  • Free Interactive Salsa Ballroom class on Main Beach
  • Dancing Hands Children’s Workshop

2007

  • Paul Taylor Modern Master class
  • Complexions Contemporary Ballet
  • Repertory Master class
  • American Ballet Theater Ballet Master class
  • Pre-show talks with the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Complexions Contemporary Ballet Artistic director, Dwight Rhoden
  • Free Interactive class on Main Beach

2006

  • Jodie Gates and Elizabeth Parkinson spoke about the Joffrey Ballet and their experience as professional dancers.
  • David Parsons talked about his career and his successful company
  • Free Joffrey Ballet film showing with a conversation with Joffrey alumni; Tom Mossbrucker, Glenn Edgerton, Jodie Gates, Elizabeth Parkinson, Leslie Carothers and Tina LeBlanc
AWARDS ARCHIVE
  • Most Influential 2016 Orange County Register: Jodie Gates
    Laguna Beach resident Jodie Gates is a former ballet star. She was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet and Pennsylvania Ballet. The Sacramento native also works closely with choreographer William Forsythe, setting his dances on companies around the world. Gates is an accomplished choreographer who has created more than 60 works. She founded the Laguna Dance Festival more than a decade ago.
  • Laguna Dance Festival was awarded “Best Arts Program” by Laguna Beach Arts Alliance 2015
    For presenting Malpaso, hottest contemporary Cuban dance company for its west coast premiere.
  • Laguna Dance Festival honored with 2015 Achievement Award for Outstanding Arts Organization by ArtsOC
    Laguna Dance Festival, which recently celebrated its 11th year of presenting visiting dance companies of all genres, received the 2015 Achievement Award for Outstanding Arts Organization by ArtsOC. The festival has hosted 35 companies, 55 performances, 30 master classes and over 40 free public events.
  • The 2014 Art Star winners from Laguna Beach Art Alliance
    ★Artist of the Year: Jodie Gates
    Jodie is a thirty-year veteran in the professional dance field with a remarkably wide-ranging career as an innovative choreographer, director, educator, producer, dancer and principal ballerina. She is internationally recognized as a leader in the dance world with her choreographic work for professional companies, the creation of the California-based non-profit organization Laguna Dance Festival and directing educational programs at the university level.
    Professor Jodie Gates is Vice Dean and Director of the new University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. In this role she hopes to shape the next generation of extraordinary artists and curious thinkers in the dance field.
  • Proclamation Recognizing the Laguna Dance Festival’s 10th Season
    Proclamation made on September 2, 2014 by Mayor Elizabeth Pearson.
  • Jodie Gates honored with My Hero Project for her work with LDF 2013
    Jodie Gates is a ground-breaker in the international world of dance. As a performer, teacher and choreographer, she has traveled the world. Her well-crafted career has taken her throughout North and South America as well as Russia, Australia, Asia and Europe. And, as any true hero, she brought the fruits of her quest back home to her village, with the Laguna Dance Festival.
  • Laguna Playhouse Community Collaboration Honor for LDF in 2011
  • Jodie Gates Named ALTRIA/ABT Choreography Fellow for 2009
    Choreographer Jodie Gates has been named the Altria/ABT Choreography Fellow for 2009, it was announced today by ABT Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie.
  • Laguna Dance Festival (aka CaDance) won Best Arts Program in 2008 from Laguna Beach Art Alliance
SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2017

  • Laguna Dance Festival Young Artist Scholarship Recipients:  Alexandra Carey, Emily Eckert, Jocelyn Magana, and Marcus Sarjeant
  • Laguna Beach High School Recipient 2017- Jordan Burton

2016

  • Laguna Dance Festival Young Artist Scholarship Recipients: Chloe Enriquez & Aviva Gelfer-Mundl
  • Laguna Beach High School Recipient 2016- Rebekah Hanson